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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Pak envoy meets Nirupama Rao on talks agenda

India and Pakistan took the first step on Friday to discuss the agenda for the proposed Foreign Secretary-level talks, an offer for which was made by New Delhi. Pakistan High Commissioner Shahid Malik met Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao in New Delhi in this context.

Mahinda Rajapaksa to be conferred Honorary Doctorate by Russian varsity

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to be awarded today at 6 pm with an Honorary Doctorate by the Peoples’ Friendship University of the Russian Federation, especially considering his outstanding contribution towards fostering world peace and his success against terrorism.

Right to protest thwarted, Sena says after flop show

After its failure to disrupt Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Mumbai on Friday, the Shiv Sena blamed the "Mussolini" rule in Maharashtra for muzzling the democratic right to protest.

18 mobile libraries to IDP camps’ children - A goodwill gesture from Japanese in Lanka

As a gesture of goodwill from Japanese residents and Japanese companies operating in Sri Lanka, they will jointly provide 18 sets of mobile libraries with picture books called Alipancha to the to pre-schools in Menik Farms in the Northern Province, with the assistance of the Ministry of Social Services and Social Welfare.

Sri Lanka: People throng to the Development Exhibition in Kandy

President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared opened the Deyata Kirula development exhibition in Kandy on 04 February in the afternoon.

If You Want To Make A Change, Join Politics - Rahul

All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Mr Rahul Gandhi MP, Called upon the Youths to join politics, if they wanted to make a change.

Sri Lanka’s National Day Celeberated in London

The Sri Lanka High Commission in the United Kingdom celebrated the 62nd National Day with the participation of a large number of Sri Lankans living in the UK, at the High Commission premises on 4 February 2010.

Sri Lanka: Ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance to Introduce New Faces at the General Election

The political parties which contested in the presidential elections under the swan symbol have lost their ways and make some false fabricated tales to put the government in trouble.

Fluid situation in Afghanistan and faulty US assumptions

2009 proved to be a bad year for US led coalition forces in Afghanistan. In the wake of upsurge of Taliban deadly attacks and mounting US fatalities in Afghanistan (304 in 2009), Gen McCrystal pulled out all troops from forward posts and relocated them in fortified towns.

Independence celebrated in Kuwait in grand style

On the occasion of celebrating Sri Lanka’s 62nd National Day, an official ceremony was held at the Sri Lanka Embassy’s premises on 4th February morning with the participation of over 500 Sri Lankan nationals and well-wishers.

Will High Court allow Nalini to argue in person?

Whether the Madras High Court will allow Ms Nalini Murugan, who was convicted in the former Prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case in person will be known on February 10.

U.S. assumes right to assassinate American citizens abroad to safeguard it

The United States has extended its authority beyond its shores to track American citizens and assassinate them, in the official word of U.S. Director of National Intelligence, “whether that American is involved in a group that is trying to attack us, (or) whether that American is a threat to other Americans.”